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Volkswagen will restart car plants across Europe next week, offering a pandemic-era blueprint for other global manufacturers that will alter workers’ daily lives and, at least temporarily, relegate productivity to the back seat.

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Renault, which was already struggling in China before the coronavirus epidemic hit, will stop making gas-powered cars for domestic sale and wind up its main joint venture with a state-run auto maker.

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Auto makers in China suffered their bleakest ever quarter in January through March, as the coronavirus pandemic closed factories and dealerships for several weeks, and eviscerated consumer demand.

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When China’s economy crashed early this year, Western manufacturers with a strong presence there suffered. Now, as China gradually reopens for business, that presence is boosting auto makers including General Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

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The Japanese car makers said those affected won’t get paid wages but will retain benefits, as most of the U.S. auto industry remains shut down because of the pandemic.

Rumble Seat

Looking for a little escape, Dan Neil takes Ferrari’s F8 Tributo—featuring one of the brand’s last V-8 engines—for a spin on the barren highways near his North Carolina home.

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With U.S. car factories idled because of the new coronavirus, the disruptions are falling hard on the nation’s auto-parts suppliers, some of which are already showing signs of distress.

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A collapse of showroom traffic in March led to a big drop in U.S. sales for major car companies in the first quarter, illustrating how quickly the coronavirus outbreak has dented business for one of the nation’s largest industries.

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With millions of Americans stuck at home because of coronavirus restrictions, car dealers and auto makers are giving their online sales operations a push in an effort to salvage some business.